Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department has received seasonal flu vaccine and will begin vaccination clinics at various community locations (see clinic schedule below).  Flu shots will be available for children and adults.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention now recommend annual seasonal flu shots for everyone age 6 months and older.  Although recommended for everyone, seasonal flu shots are especially important for the very young and senior citizens, as well as anyone with chronic underlying health conditions.

The cost of the flu shot will be $30.00.  Adults and children 9 years of age and older need one dose of the influenza vaccine each year.  Children 6 months to 8 years of age who have never received the influenza vaccine need two doses of vaccine to be protected, and doses should be separated by four weeks.  All of Bi-County's influenza vaccine is preservative free.  Pneumonia shots will also be available and will cost $75.00.  Anyone who has ever received a pneumonia shot MUST have a doctor's order to receive another shot from Bi-County Health Department.  Also it must be 5 years or more since your last pneumonia shot.  Bi-County Health Department accepts Medicare Part B, the Illinois Public Aid medical card (for both children and adults), cash, or check for flu and pneumonia shots.  Individuals with Medicare Part B, should bring their red, white, and blue Medicare card with them to the flu clinic.  Bi-County also accepts credit/debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) at our in-house flu clinic locations only.  Illinois state employees will not be eligible to receive the flu vaccine until October 1, 2012.

Date, time, and locations of Bi-County Health Department flu clinics will be available on our automated phone system at (618) 993-8111 or (618) 439-0951 or on our website at
2012 Seasonal Flu Clinic Schedule

September. 10:  

Sesser     Goode Township Building     9am-11:30am
Whittington     Ewing Township Building     1pm-2pm
Marion     Boyton Street Community Center     9am-11am

September 11:
Christopher     Civic Center     9am-11:30am
Crab Orchard     Crab Orchard Public Library 9:30am-10:30am
Coello     Community Building     1pm-2pm
Cambria     Water Dept.     1:30pm-3pm

September 12:
Buckner     Community Building     9am-10am
Valier      Community Building     10:30am-11:30am
Herrin     Our Directions, Inc.     9:30am-11:30am

September 13:
Orient     City Hall     9am-10am
Hurst     1st Christian Church     1pm-3pm

September 14:
West Frankfort     Wit & Wisdom      9am-4pm
Marion     Illinois Star Centre Mall     10am-4pm

September 17:
Thompsonville     Village Hall     9am-10:30am
Logan     Community Building     11am-12pm
Carterville     City Hall     9:30am-11:30am
Pittsburg     City Hall     1:30pm-3pm

September 18:
Herrin     Senior Citizens     9am-2pm
Benton     Bi-County Health Dept.     8am-6pm

September 19:
Johnston City     St. Paul's Center     9am-11am

September 20:
Marion     Bi-County Health Depart.     8am-6pm
Zeigler     Six Mile Township Building     9am-11am
Royalton     Nazarene Church     1pm-3pm


  • Starting Monday, September 10th, 2012, repeated every day until Thursday, September 20, 2012 — all day


Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department

8160 Express Drive
Marion, IL 62959

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department was organized in 1960, after a referendum vote of the people of Franklin and Williamson counties in 1959. It began operation in 1961. The health department has two offices to better serve the two-count

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